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Writers Workshops

Poetry – Online 2021-202

Course #2021-202
Wednesdays Starting April 21 6:30 pm–8:30 pm running 6 weeks
Cost: $240 Instructor: Justin Jannise
This workshop is full

Please note that this is an online workshop conducted via Zoom. Participants will be provided information on how to join the online sessions.

Open to writers of all levels and backgrounds, this workshop will introduce and revisit key elements of poetic literacy and craft. What is craft? It is that which answers how: how to break a line and decide on a title, yes, but also how to straddle the line between nature and art, how to please experts without alienating newcomers, how to write about love without sentimentality, how to write about the world without condescension, how to surprise without shock, how to make the old new and the truth felt. Craft is how to get away with goofy puns and tearful farewells alike. In this poetry workshop, to uncover the craft that animates them, we will closely examine poems by Herbert, Cavafy, Rilke, Lucille Clifton, Kay Ryan, Naomi Shihab Nye, Kim Addonizio, Eduardo C. Corral, and others. We will share our own visions and revisions and generously discuss how to improve them. While some generative prompts will be provided, most class time will be reserved for instruction and discussion.

About the instructor

JUSTIN JANNISE is the author of How to Be Better by Being Worse (BOA Editions), which won the A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize. His poems have appeared in Best New Poets, Best of the Net, Copper Nickel, Yale Review, New Ohio Review, and elsewhere. Recently a recipient of the Inprint Verlaine Prize in Poetry and a former Editor-in-Chief of Gulf Coast, Justin lives in Houston, where he is pursuing his PhD at the University of Houston Creative Writing Program.

Please note that online workshops are nonrefundable. By registering for an Inprint Writers Workshop you are agreeing to Inprint’s registration policies. If this workshop is full when you try to register, please sign up on the waiting list here so you receive priority registration the next time this class is offered. For details and a schedule of all the current workshop offerings, click here

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